Sessions at OSCON 2011 in D138

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Wednesday 27th July 2011

  • An Open Source Machine for the Pampered Developer

    by Clinton N. Dreisbach

    8 years ago, I moved from my tuned Linux desktop to OS X. This closed-source platform has attracted many developers with its BSD underpinnings and excellent user interface. Can a developer pampered by sleek design ever go back? I'm going to show you how to break the closed-source habit and run a true open-source environment without sacrificing usability.

    At 10:40am to 11:20am, Wednesday 27th July

    In D138, Oregon Convention Center

  • Geeking in a Cabin in the Woods

    by Ryo Chijiiwa

    Ever wish you could live in a cabin in the woods? Geeks, with their high income, superior problem solving skills, and ability to work remotely, are often in a better position to realize such Thoreauvian dreams. Based on my own experiences of going from the cubicles of Silicon Valley to the backwoods of Northern California, the talk will cover the ins, outs, hows and whys of life in the woods.

    At 11:30am to 12:10pm, Wednesday 27th July

    In D138, Oregon Convention Center

  • Growing Food with Open Source

    by Sarah Sharp

    Open source folks are naturally lazy. Anything mundane task they can automate, they will. So what does an open source developer do when faced with planning, planting, and tediously watering a garden? Automate!

    At 1:40pm to 2:20pm, Wednesday 27th July

    In D138, Oregon Convention Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • The Unexpected Resurgence of Interactive Fiction

    by Ben Collins-Sussman

    Think Zork is dead? Wrong! Come see what 30 years of evolution has done to the fascinating intersection of creative writing and programming. Witness the amazing open source tools that have made it possible: virtual machines, domain-specific programming languages, and IDEs. Learn about the intense indie community that develops these works, and how you can get involved as either a player or writer.

    At 2:30pm to 3:10pm, Wednesday 27th July

    In D138, Oregon Convention Center

  • Adventures in Singing: Geek Choir, Reviewed

    by Michael Brewer

    For the past two Open Source Bridge conferences, we've had Geek Choir sessions; in this presentation, we discuss lessons learned from the Geek Choir experience, advantages and disadvantages to mixing music and mathematically-inclined people, the benefits of singing, open source tools to assist in the process, and online open music resources. There also might be applied examples (aka singing).

    At 5:00pm to 5:40pm, Wednesday 27th July

    In D138, Oregon Convention Center

  • Turmeric : Bring some spice to the Service Oriented Architecture

    Turmeric is a new comprehensive open source SOA platform, originally developed internally by eBay and open sourced for general community usage. This session is intended to introduce Turmeric, what's so special about it, and engage in a discussion on how you can benefit and contribute.

    At 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday 27th July

    In D138, Oregon Convention Center

Thursday 28th July 2011

Friday 29th July 2011

  • The State of Open Source in Education

    by Steve Hargadon

    I've run the Open Source Lab for the last five years at some of the largest and most influential educational technology shows, including ISTE and CUE. Over the years I've gained some understanding of why and how Open Source Software is adopted (or not) by schools.

    At 10:00am to 10:40am, Friday 29th July

    In D138, Oregon Convention Center

  • Online Education That Works: The O'Reilly School of Technology

    by Peter Scott and Scott Gray

    Most online education has failed to work, for the simple reason that it was designed by engineers instead of educators. The O'Reilly School of Technology has been growing for three years and has deployed multiple certificate series in technology fields. Come and hear from its founder (and a content author who will be familiar to OSCON audiences) the principles that make OST so successful.

    At 11:00am to 11:40am, Friday 29th July

    In D138, Oregon Convention Center